Although Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are finally husband and wife, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star admits that their relationship doesn’t quite feel like a marriage yet. This is largely due to the fact that the newlyweds only get to see one another on weekends, as Todd is currently stationed in Los Angeles filming for TV One’s new series, “Hollywood Divas.”
“We went from seeing each other and being together every day to a long-distance relationship—because he’s in L.A. producing his show, Hollywood Divas, for TV One, so we see each other on the weekends,” the singer/songwriter confessed to EBONY. “Sometimes we don’t even get to do that.”
As for how they are making their marriage work in spite of the distance, Kandi says it hasn’t been easy, but communication is key.
“We make it work through a lot of communication, and we try to see each other as often as possible,” the reality star explained. “There was a time when we both got really busy and went a while without seeing each other. I actually was getting really upset, almost crying. I called him fussing one day and, as I was fussing, he came through the door and surprised me. To me, you have to do things like that and make your relationship a priority. Our new rule is to not let two weeks go by without spending time together. That’s the limit.”
Kandi also offered advice for soon-to-be married couples. For one, she says that everyone else’s opinions shouldn’t hold weight in your relationship—a lesson she admits to have learned the hard way.
“Of course, everyone also says to not let anyone in your business. Obviously, that was a big issue with my mom, and I’m working on that. I had to be like, “Hey, this is what we’re doing and this is how we’re rolling.”
The former Xscape singer also reiterated her point about communication.
“Going into the marriage, everyone had something to say. (laughs) Of course, everyone says communication is key. I agree. Actually, I think that’s why Todd and I have worked as a couple for so long. He enjoys talking often. In fact, I need to step my call game up throughout the day. And if we have disagreements, I’m less inclined to want to talk about it. He wants to talk everything out. That’s helped me get better with my communication.”
Check out Kandi’s full interview over at EBONY.